Karl Lagerfeld dies in Paris age 85

The iconic designer and creative director of Chanel and Fendi has died in Paris age 85. Following a week of ill health the designer passed away Tuesday morning, he was reportidly working right up to his death giving direction for the Fendi autumn winter 2019 collection set to showcase in Milan on Thursday.


Missing the Chanel Haute Couture show back in January, speculation surrounding the designers health began. As an iconic name in the fashion industry, the death of Karl Lagerfeld has rocked the fashion world, being creative director at Chanel since 1983, and owning his own fashion label.


This death comes on the final day of London Fashion Week, with multiple names in the fashion industry including Donatella Versace paying tribute on her instagram "Karl your genius touched the lives of so many, especially Gianni and I. We will never forget your incredible talent and endless inspiration. We were always learning from you."


As a king of the fashion industry the legacy of Karl Lagerfeld will continue through his strong guidance and the unique touch of the designer lingering in the iconic designs of Fendi and Chanel.


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